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601: new post   Google DoubleClick Deal Brings U.S. FTC Scrutiny
"The Federal Trade Commission has opened a preliminary antitrust investigation into Google's planned $3.1 billion purchase of the online advertising company DoubleClick, an industry executive briefed on the agency's plans said yesterday."
May 29, 2007
602: new post   Google: EU Wants Answers on Google Data Storage
"A European Union committee is questioning how Google Inc. manages and stores the personal data it collects from consumers who use the company's popular search engine."
May 28, 2007
603: new post   Google and Dell Slapped with Spyware Label
"Removing the Google Toolbar from a new Dell system doesn't completely take away Google's effect on a PC. Ulevitch thinks this borders on placing spyware on new computers, for the sake of boosting the razor-thin margins in Dell's PC business."
May 23, 2007
604: new post   Google Starts Online Security Blog
" Among the issues we'll tackle is malware, which is the subject of our inaugural post."
May 23, 2007
605: new post   Google Invests in Genetics Firm
"Google has taken a stake in a biotech company co-founded by the wife of one of the search engine giant's bosses."
May 23, 2007
606: new post   Google, Salesforce.com Consider Alliance to Battle Microsoft
"Internet giant Google Inc. and Salesforce.com Inc., a pioneer in online services for businesses, are discussing an alliance that could help them compete more effectively with Microsoft Corp., according to people familiar with the matter."
May 21, 2007
607: new post   English Premier League (soccer) Sues Google/YouTube
"The football organisation said YouTube had "knowingly misappropriated" its intellectual property by encouraging footage to be viewed on its site."
May 5, 2007
608: new post   Google Denies Viacom Copyright Charges
""We think YouTube offers the world's leading platform for entertainment, education and free speech," Michael Kwun, managing counsel for litigation at Google, said in a briefing with reporters at Google's headquarters here. "We're not going to let this lawsuit distract us.""
May 1, 2007
609: new post   Google Confirms It Has Pulled Malicious Links in AdWords
"On Tuesday, April 24th, Google identified and canceled AdWords accounts displaying ads that re-directed users to malicious sites."
Apr 28, 2007
610: new post   Google Does Deal to Sell Online Ads on China Telecom Web Sites
"Google Inc. won the right to sell advertising on 400 Web sites owned by China Telecom Corp., helping it compete with Microsoft Corp. and dominant local rival Baidu.com Inc. in the world's second-biggest Internet market."
Apr 25, 2007
611: new post   Google Buys European Video Software Company
"Google has bought video conferencing software from Marratech AB, a Stockholm-based vendor, and hired the engineers involved with the software. For now, Google plans to use the software internally, as a tool for its employees, the spokesman said, declining to speculate whether Google might later try to market the technology or integrate it into one of its commercial products."
Apr 21, 2007
612: new post   Google Draws Privacy Complaint to FTC in DoubleClick Deal
"Three public-interest groups are expected to file a joint complaint on Friday with the Federal Trade Commission calling for an investigation into the potential threat to consumer privacy posed by Google's planned acquisition of DoubleClick."
Apr 20, 2007
613: new post   Google 1Q profit rises 69%.
" Google Inc. reported on Thursday its quarterly net profit rose 69 percent, topping expectations, driven by market share gains in its Web search business, sending its stock up 2.8 percent after-hours."
Apr 19, 2007
614: new post   Google to Add Presentation Tool to Docs
"Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said Tuesday Google is set to introduce software for creating meeting presentations online, offering a twist on Microsoft's popular PowerPoint tool."
Apr 17, 2007
615: new post   Google: YouTube Copyright Filter Almost Ready
"Google is very near enacting a filtering service that would prevent copyright content from being uploaded to video-sharing site YouTube, according to CEO Eric Schmidt."
Apr 17, 2007
616: new post   Competitors Raise M-Word (MONOPOLY) With Google Purchase of DoubleClick
""Google's purchase of DoubleClick combines the two largest providers of online advertising delivery and is going to reduce substantially the market competition on which Web sites rely on to provide advertising," The Journal quoted Brad Smith, Microsoft's general counsel, as saying. Smith said that, taken together, Google and DoubleClick would handle more than 80% of the advertisements served up to third-party Web sites when a user pulls up a page, the Journal reported."
Apr 16, 2007
617: new post   Google to Acquire Advertising Giant Doubleclick for $3.1 Billion
"Google announced on Friday that it is buying online advertising firm DoubleClick for 3.1 billion dollars."
Apr 13, 2007
618: new post   Google's Acquisitions Chief Looking for "Crazy" Ideas
"Google Inc. looks for ideas that are "really crazy" when sizing up potential purchases, the Internet company's top dealmaker said."
Apr 13, 2007
619: new post   Google Checkout Launched in the UK
"Google has launched the UK version of Google Checkout."
Apr 13, 2007
620: new post   Google Puts Money In Handwriting Recognition Technology
"Google is sponsoring an artificial-intelligence research group's work to develop advanced technologies for character recognition."
Apr 11, 2007
621: new post   Google to Hold Worldwide Developer Event
"Google offices in ten countries will host Google Developer Day a global event featuring workshops, keynotes and breakout discussions on Google's APIs and developer tools."
Apr 11, 2007
622: new post   Google Voice Local Search
"GVLS is a new free phone information service, currently only for business listings, that offers an alternative to the phone companies' not-free 411 services. You call 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411) and according to Google, if the business is part of the Google Maps database, you should be able to get connected. "
Apr 11, 2007
623: new post   Agence France-Presse and Google settle copyright dispute
"Paris-based AFP had sued Google in March 2005 for $17.5 million in damages over alleged copyright infringement on Google's news site (...) With Friday's deal, AFP has agreed to drop the lawsuit."
Apr 7, 2007
624: new post   Google To Let Users Create Own Maps: MyMaps
"Google is out to make map-making simpler, giving away tools for ordinary users to pinpoint locations, draw routes and attach photos or video to existing online maps, the company said on Wednesday."
Apr 5, 2007
625: new post   Google CEO, Co-Founders Get $1 Salary Last Year
"The three executives who run Google Inc. each drew a salary last year of $1. But Chief Executive Eric Schmidt and co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin more than made up for it in the large stakes they own in the online search leader, which has made them billionaires."
Apr 4, 2007
626: new post   Google Announces TV Ads Trial
"That's why today we are excited to announce our trial to deliver Google TV ads."
Apr 3, 2007
627: new post   Google Interested in DoubleClick Purchase: Report
"Google Inc. has emerged along with Microsoft Corp. as a contender to buy DoubleClick Inc., presenting competition that stands to increase the final sale price of the online-advertising company, people familiar with the situation said in The Wall Street Journal..."
Apr 2, 2007
628: new post   Google Apps Customers Miffed Over Downtime
"On Tuesday, Google Apps' Gmail service suffered significant availability problems that began in the morning ..."
Mar 30, 2007
629: new post   Schmidt - Don't Fear the Google
"People increasingly compare Google to Microsoft in the mid-1990s -at the height of its power, arrogant at times."
Mar 30, 2007
630: new post   Analyst: Says Google Building Software, Not Cell Phone
"Google Inc. is building software to run services on cell phones rather than gearing up to build its own phone, as many industry sources have speculated, one Wall Street analyst said on Thursday."
Mar 22, 2007
631: new post   Activists "reverse sue" Viacom for YouTube removals!
"Activist groups sued the parent company of Comedy Central on Thursday, claiming the cable network improperly asked the video-sharing site YouTube to remove a parody of the network's 'The Colbert Report.'" according to Wired.
Mar 22, 2007
632: new post   Google Announces Free Apps for Rwandan Govt and Kenya Education Network
"Google Inc. today announced separate partnerships with the Rwandan Ministry of Infrastructure and the Kenya Education Network (KENET). As a result, Rwanda's educational institutions and government ministries, and Kenya's universities are starting to use Google Apps..."
Mar 21, 2007
633: new post   Judge Dismisses KinderStart Suit Against Google
"In its suit, the company argued its site's sudden demotion in March 2005 to a "zero" ranking in Google's search system had severely harmed its business."
Mar 20, 2007
634: new post   Google Buys Data Visualization Software
"Stockholm-based non-profit Gapminder sold off its primary product to the search giant for an undisclosed amount. Trendalyzer..."
Mar 17, 2007
635: new post   Google's Challenge, The Increasingly Political Web
"One major question the company faces is how to "provide a platform for free expression without exacerbating the ugliness," Elliot Schrage, the company's vice president of global communications, said at the annual Politics Online Conference here Thursday afternoon."
Mar 16, 2007
636: new post   Google Phone Confirmed
The head of Google in Spain and Portugal has confirmed that Google is working on a mobile phone. "Some of the time the engineers are dedicated to developing a mobile phone," Isabel Aguilera is quoted as saying...
Mar 16, 2007
637: new post   Google Search Logs Anonymization
"Currently, Google maintains the search data logs indefinitely. Under the new policy announced on Wednesday, which Google expects to have fully implemented by the end of the year, the company will anonymize the final eight bits of the IP address and the cookie data after somewhere between 18 months and 24 months, unless legally required to retain the data for longer. The information on specific searches will remain indefinitely, but it will be much harder to tie the searches to specific individuals or computers."
Mar 15, 2007
638: new post   Google Says - Bring it on - We Have Safe Harbor Baby
"We will never launch a product or acquire a company unless we are completely satisfied with its legal basis for operating," Macgillivray told Reuters in an interview."
Mar 14, 2007
639: new post   Viacom Sues YouTube For $1 billion
"Media conglomerate Viacom said Tuesday it filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Google and its Internet video sharing site YouTube over unauthorized use of its copyrighted entertainment."
Mar 13, 2007
640: new post   Google Testing Cable TV Ads: Report
"Google is reportedly testing replicating its success in targeted Internet search ads on cable television. "
Mar 13, 2007
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